Aberdeen’s Max Lowe has paid tribute to Celtic’s James Forrest ahead of the meeting between the sides in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

Lowe has the job of trying to quiet down Forrest on the day, and he has admitted that it is not an easy job to have.

“He’s very hard to keep up with when he’s in his stride, and he’s obviously clinical as well” Lowe told the BBC.

“Spoken highly of”

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“You can see why he is spoken highly of, and I’m sure he is down in England as well, so I don’t see why he couldn’t play in the Premier League” he continued.

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Forrest might well have the attributes to play in England, but football is all about the here and now, and Lowe’s battle with Forrest could play a big part in the semi-final.


Dramatic improvement

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Should Forrest get the better of the Aberdeen man, it could be a very good day for Celtic. Lowe is right to point out how ‘clinical’ Forrest is. His goal scoring abilities have improved dramatically in recent years.

This season so far he has scored 16 goals, a great record for a winger. Forrest also has the knack of scoring important goals, most recently the winner against Rangers.

It would not be surprising if Forrest popped up with the winner against Aberdeen to take the Hoops through to the final. He is more than capable of doing this, and Lowe seems to be well aware of that.


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